Inspired and Inspiring – Billy Crystal pays tribute to his “Big Brother” Muhammad Ali

posted June 17th, 2016 by Janet Graham

I loved Billy Crystal’s tribute to Muhammad Ali at Ali’s recent funeral. I found it incredibly loving and very inspiring…..well worth watching whether you know anything about Ali or the sport of boxing. You will find it by following the link below.

 

http://www.sportsnet.ca/more/billy-crystal-says-goodbye-big-brother-ali/

 

Please let  me know what you think!!

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Hillary Clinton – Two Perspectives

posted June 13th, 2016 by Janet Graham

Finally….two articles appeared in the papers over the last several days which articulate the way my generation sees Hillary Clinton and the way the millennial generation sees her!! I had been deeply curious about the difference in perspectives and although I now feel I understand a little better, I am still troubled by these differences!!

 

From Dominique Browning, in the New York Times  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/09/fashion/hillary-clinton-presidential-election.html?_r=0

 

From Molly Roberts in the National Post, http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/molly-roberts-why-millennials-yawn-as-hillary-clinton-makes-history

 

I would love to hear your thoughts!! Please share them in the comments section or email me!!

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Best advice to someone laid off by a major bank after 29 years?

posted June 10th, 2016 by Patti Croft

My advice would be to take this time to regroup. 29 years is a very long period of time to work with an organization and end up being laid off. If you have the financial wherewithal, I would suggest taking at least six months to consider your next steps, and not making any commitments during this time. This may be your chance to try something completely different, something that has interested you but you never had time to pursue, like volunteering or working for a not for profit whose cause you really believe in. It may be a time to consider going back to school to earn a designation that would help you with a fresh start. Or you may end up wanting to go back into banking but perhaps with a smaller financial institution. After 29 years, you have considerable expertise and experience. You have lots of options open …

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Best advice to someone laid off by a major bank after 29 years?

posted June 8th, 2016 by Linda Hohol

Trust me, this is not about you……in other words don’t take it personally, although I know it is hard not to! It happened to you yes, but it is not a reflection of your talent and capability. The banks are notorious for downsizing, rightsizing, re-organizing etc.  This time your number was called. I think it says something positive  about you that you remained untouched by change and restructuring  for 29 years. That is quite an achievement!

 

One rule I always followed was to never let my title or position define who I was and what I believed about myself and my capabilities. Your job is not your life. Of course it is a big part of it and when it is gone it feels at first like there is a big hole to fill. And you will fill that hole. Take the time you have been given (consider it a gift …

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